Stories

Born in Indianapolis, Jennifer Hoard, first started to play with collaging out of boredom in elementary school, after finishing work early. Her teacher told her, “Go cut something out of National Geographic” and that was all it took. Starting with putting bird heads on pictures...

Brad Fields’ painting style follows in the footsteps of the American Masters of Watercolor like Winslow Homer, Chet Reneson, Andrew Wyeth and contemporaries like Mario A. Robinson, Rob Evans and Dean Mitchell. His paintings are full of realistic details and loose flowing “glorious messes” that...

The arts have been part of Jerry Dreesen’s life for over 60 years. In his twenties, poetry was his passion, but in his fifties Jerry fell in love with painting. His introduction to Haiku fascinated Jerry, which then evolved into Haiga (Haiku with an accompanying...

Unique acting and educational experience for youth! Conner Prairie recognizes the logistical challenges of this filming schedule, as children are likely in school during much of filming times. However, they feel this is a meaningful educational opportunity – to be part of a cinematic production, inspiring...

John Dierdorf Many things were put on hold this past year, one of which was in-person art shows. Abstract impressionist painter John Dierdorf hopes that’s about to change.  John’s work features outdoor scenes like gardens, flowers, and trees. Recently he has created larger pieces – some as...

Michael JackMichaelJackPhotography.com Michael enjoys capturing the ruggedness and beauty of landscapes across the country. When considering options for photography destinations, he scopes out beautiful landscapes that will capture the story that he wants the image to tell.  In the spirit of being a lifelong learner, Michael is...

Artists are invited to come to Nickel Plate Arts to sell their unused (and gently loved) art supplies during our one-day-only Art Supply Yard Sale on Saturday, August 14 from 9am-5pm. A limited number of spaces will be available so be sure to reserve your...

“Don’t get artwork to match your couch. Collect original art; support artists.” This has been Patty Coulter’s mantra since the start of her interior design days back in Southern California.  Patty is an artist with an incredible story of overcoming tragedy, heartbreak, and faith. Experiencing the...

Belinda Short brings a challenging exhibit to Four Day Ray this Summer with “Try It”—an eclectic collection of mixed media projects which showcases the creative challenges Belinda enjoys solving.  Belinda Short https://about.me/belindashort Belinda streams all of her work online, which means she ends...

Even though Craig Ogden has been expressing his artistic side his entire professional career, his upcoming exhibit will celebrate Craig’s last two official years as an artist, aptly called “Two Years Later.” Craig’s paintings are mostly done in acrylics on canvas, paper, or Masonite panels. Each one...